Welcome to University!

It’s that time of the year where university life begins again, and for all the first years, it’s where your university life starts! We have recently written about university life, giving tips and advice for those joining, and as the new university year is still in its early stages, we at CityBlock would like to give you a big warm welcome to university.

As you are still settling in and getting used to life after Freshers’ Week, we to provide you with some essential advice to help you adapt to your university life.

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Didn’t Get the Results You were Expecting?

A Level results day – it’s a daunting one, and by now you probably have the dreaded results in your hand –  whether you are happy or not so happy about it. Whatever category you fall into, there is no need to panic and worry, as not getting your desired grades isn’t the end of the world, even though it may feel like it.

There are many options, and here at City Block, we have all the information on what your next steps could be. You aren’t the only one – there are thousands of students who didn’t get what they thought, but trust us when we say it’s not going be all doom and gloom, so just take a deep breath, relax and think about what your next step could be.

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History of Durham

In North East England lies the historic city of Durham. Settled on the River Wear, just to the left of Sunderland, this bustling and lively city hosts a wealth of history, culture, literature and arts. The City leaves the tourist, traveller or student with an extensive list of places to go and things to do, including monuments to see.

Home to the final resting place of St Cuthbert, a Norman cathedral, and an 11th-century castle, Durham has a wonderful background and history that adds to its character.

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10 Post-Exam Rituals to Celebrate Your Freedom

It may be a little way away for some, or happening right now depending on your exam timetable, but the end of exams is a hallowed time. A period of relief that you want to enjoy to the fullest. There are a few post-exam rituals that every student participates in, time old activities which are bound to help you come down from the stress and go-go-go pace of exams.

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How Will You Spend Your Summer?

The countdown is on – sure you’ve got exams and essays to get through, but summer is just around the corner! We know how hard you’ve all be working this term, so we’re sure that you deserve a great summer once your exams are finished, but how are you going to spend it?

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Become a Procrastination Pro

Studying can be hard. In fact, unless you’re some sort of super student created by professors to show up everyone else, you’re probably no stranger to procrastination. Seeing as we’re particularly helpful, here at CityBlock, we thought we would help you to step up your procrastination game – it’s a serious business, don’t you know?

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Student’s Guide to Exam Apocalypse

You’re surviving on coffee, haven’t seen your family and friends in ages, can’t seem to get any shut-eye… It’s that time of year again. Exam apocalypse is upon us and has brought stress and worries with it! Make sure you’re prepared if you want to survive exam season – and tell everyone how well you did afterwards! Continue reading

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Top Tips for Surviving Exam Season

As Easter passes, you will find yourself in the midst of the dreaded exam season. Long hours have been spent in preparation for this very moment and now is the time that your revision will finally pay off. However, there are some things you need to be doing during this period and there are some things you might want to do, but really shouldn’t.

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Easter Holiday Time Management

Happy Easter! Here at CityBlock, we hope you are enjoying the feeling of being home; including home cooked dinners, washing that mysteriously appears clean on your bed and much-needed cuddles with your pets.

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How to Relax During the Exam Period

Exam season is almost here and you’re already getting nervous… you’re wondering about the questions you’re going to get, worried about getting them right and stressed and overwhelmed about all the studying you have to get through before taking the exams. Continue reading

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